At Buryfields Infants School we aim to develop curiosity and awareness about the past in Britain and the wider world. Children are encouraged to think about how the past influences the present, what past societies were like and what beliefs and cultures influenced people’s actions. Pupils develop a chronological framework of significant events, people and periods. Through looking at the diversity of human experience, pupils gain a sense of identity and an increased understanding of their position within their own community and the world. Through the use of first hand experiences, artefacts, photographs and high quality educational visits pupils develop questioning minds, a range of knowledge, historical terms and vocabulary, skills and abilities.
History is taught mainly in blocked units through an integrated topic approach, as a discrete subject or as part of a spontaneous or unique event.
We aim to bring the past alive with the use of quality experiences and resources, drawing on the richness of knowledge and experience in our own community and wider society.
We follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1. Pupils learn about people’s lives and lifestyles. They find out about significant events and people from the distant and more recent past and from both Britain and the wider world. They learn how the past is different from the present.